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The Ebonyi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed that six persons died in a road mishap that occurred on Friday at Ezzamgbo end of the Enugu–Abakaliki highway.

Mrs Stella Uchegbu , FRSC Sector Commander in Ebonyi , told the News Agency of Nigeria that two buses were involved in the accident .

Uchegbu said that the command ’ s rescue team moved to the scene of the accident immediately they received a distress call about the incident .

She said , “ 28 persons , comprising 21 male and seven female passengers , were in the two buses but four male and two female occupants died on the spot. ”

The FRSC boss said that nine passengers who sustained injuries were taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki for medical treatment .

She said that the remains of the dead passengers were deposited at the hospital ’ s morgue .

She attributed the accident to “ speed violation , ” adding that the two vehicles had a head -on collision.

Uchegbu said that one of the buses, marked ‘ Peoples Choice ’ , was from Taraba , while the second was a Mitsubishi L 300 bus.

She admonished motorists to obey traffic regulations at all times in order to curb road mishaps, especially during the ’ ember months .

An eyewitness said that residents of the area rushed to the scene and immediately commenced rescue operation before the arrival of the FRSC team.

“ Accidents occur regularly at this end of the Expressway. It took the timely intervention of FRSC team and a handful of sympathisers to rescue the victims.

“ We learnt that most of the passengers were students of a private university in one of the South - south states , said to be returning from a trip.

“ We appeal to the relevant authorities to take measures to check the incessant accidents on this part of the highway , ” the eyewitness told NAN on the condition of anonymity.

source :https://punchng.com/six-die-in-enugu-abakaliki-road-accident/

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